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Paris Ghosts and Legends Walking Tour
(5 Reviews)
Product Code: 237-6346
OVERVIEW

Highlights

  • • The dark side of Paris!
  • • Place de la Vert Gallant
  • • Square of the Innocents
  • • The Rat Trap Shop
  • • The Conciergerie
  • • Ile de la Cite
  • • Palais du Justice
Tour Code
237-6346
Duration
2 hours
Departure City
Paris
End City
Paris
Tour Type:
Walking
Language:
English
Itinerary
Day 01
Paris

Today Paris is the City of Love, the home of fashion and the centerof art and culture in France, but it wasn't always that way.

France, and Paris in particular, has a long, tragic history of murder and execution, of rampant disease among the lower classes and of bitter wars fought against a corrupt monarchy. Our Dark Heart of Paris Tour takes visitors on a journey through this other side of the city - the rarely seen underbelly of the City of Love.

The tour takes place under a cloak of darkness, winding down alleyways and cutting through the hushed silence of the night. Following your English-speaking guide, you will go to the sites of some of Paris' darkest hours - the Place de la Vert Gallant where the last of the Knights Templar was burned at the stake; St. Germain de Auxerrois where some estimates say 30,000 were killed in the St. Bartholomew's Day massacre in 1572; and the Palais du Justice, where those found guilty by the court were routinely tortured and executed before live audiences.

As you walk, your guide will point out places of interest, filling you in on the full details of the gruesome history of Paris. No stone will go unturned as you delve into the dark heart of the city. Starting out with ritual worship in early Paris, you will travel through generations wracked by the plague, the French Revolution, the Paris Commune and Nazi rule. You will learn about the characters that have molded the city, from Napoleon to Mari Antoinette, Henry IV and the serial killers that once stalked these very streets.

The Dark Heart of Paris tour offers a rare opportunity to glimpse a side to Paris that you won't see advertised on postcards. A chance to learn a little more about the City of Love and those who have loved, hated, died and murdered there.

Sites visited include Place de la Vert Gallant, The Louvre (outside view), St. Germain de Auxerrois, La Fontaine de la Croix du Trahoir, Rue de la Ferronnerie, Square of the Innocents, The Rat Trap Shop (As seen in Ratatouille), Tour St. Jacques, La Fontaine du Palmier, River Seine, The Conciergerie, Ile de la Cite, Palais du Justice, Hotel Dieu and Hotel de ville

The tour ends in front of the Hotel de Ville.

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The meeting location will be confirmed after booking. The information will be shown on the voucher you receive.
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9:00PM Paris Pont Neuf (Meet at the statue of Henri IV, in the middle of Pont Neuf) 1st arrondissement 75001, Paris
WHAT'S INCLUDED

Package Includes

  • Expert English-speaking guide

Package Excludes

  • Tips
  • Hotel pick-up, drop-off
Special Notes
  • Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to scheduled departure and present your voucher to the tour coordinator.
  • This tour/activity is overseen by a select local operator in the region. Upon booking your tour or activity and after receiving confirmation, you will be issued an e-ticket detailing the local operator's name and contact information. If you require assistance finding a specific tour, please contact us for more information.

Pricing Info

Your reservation is always subject to confirmation by email, normally within one to two business days.

* Adult: 15 and older
* Child: 4-14 years of age
* Participation is free for children under the age of 4.
* Tour prices are based on EUR and are converted into USD. Prices will change day to day, due to the currency exchange rates. Tours booked and paid for will be charged at the current rate at which the tour price is shown. We will not refund any price differences, should prices drop for the tour. Tours will be subject to Cancellation Fees, should any changes be made for a reservation.

Reservation Info

    1.Immediately after submitting your reservation you will receive a Receipt of Reservation via email.
    2. Within one to two business days of submitting your reservation you will receive a confirmation email from us. If you need to book an airline ticket, we recommend that you do so after you receive a confirmation of your tour reservation from us.
    3. An E-Ticket will be sent to you via email as soon as details of your reservation are confirmed or your supporting information is received by us. We will provide you with all detailed information about your tour on the E-Ticket. Contact information for local tour provider will be included on E-Ticket for your convenience or re-confirmation purpose if re-confirmation is required.
    4. Simply print your E-Ticket and present it with your valid photo ID on the day of your activity to your tour guide. Please remember E-Ticket is your proof of purchase.

Terms and Conditions

    - Your purchase does not guarantee confirmation. Your purchase will initiate a reservation process. We will confirm with you via email within one to two business days.
    - Prices may vary due to availability. We reserve the right to make price adjustment without prior notice.
    - Please refer to our Standard Amendment, Cancellation and Refund Policy before you make reservation.
    - Please refer to Customer Agreement before you make reservation.
    - Local tour provider reserves the right to make modifications to tour arrangements including order of tour activities, hotel and its location if deemed necessary.
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  • David L.

    David L.

    06/21/2016

    She was very passionate and explained everything perfectly! It was a huge party night around the city and she made sure we stuck together and could hear her.

  • Mary Jo H.

    Mary Jo H.

    06/07/2016

    Loved the tour and the tour guide. Kate had a lot of fabulous stories that made the city come to life.

  • Bruce G.

    Bruce G.

    06/03/2016

    Alberto was a very good guide. He knew his material, injected some humor, and was able to answer all the obscure questions we had. A strong voice and easy to understand English.

  • Ali A.

    Ali A.

    05/06/2016

    It was a very entertaining tour and out of the usual history you hear about Paris. We thoroughly enjoyed it and would recommend it to our friends.

  • Shelley L.

    Shelley L.

    04/30/2016

    Daniel was a great guide, he was funny, quite dramatic and knew how to tell a story!I did the dark heart of Rome tour a few years ago & this is my favourite tour & Daniel definitely added to my enjoyment of it

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